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Crew Pack List

This will give you some idea of what Crew should (and shouldn’t) bring for the race. Bring enough clothing so that you can be adequately comfortable in hot or freezing cold weather but don’t bring too much; there’s just not enough room and you won’t spend much time outside, you’ll likely be in a vehicle with heat or air conditioning.

Each crew’s duffle bag should be no bigger than 10” x 14” x 20”. The large RAAM duffle bags available at the RAAM Store are the ideal size.


  • Remember space is at an absolute premium for everyone.
  • Pack as if you are a college student going to Europe for a month with minimal supplies.
  • Bring items that are easy to clean in a Laundromat or even better in a motel sink.
  • Bring items that you aren’t too concerned about getting beat up.
  • Quick drying nylon, such as often used in travel clothes, is great.
  • Consider having a laundry bag for each crew. Then everyone’s bag can just be thrown in together and there are no worries about sorting.

Items to Bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Baseball hat or other hat
  • Shorts (2)
  • Shirts (2-3)
  • Long pants (1) – the pants that convert from shorts to long pants are perfect.
  • Long sleeve shirt (sweatshirt, sweater, or fleece) (1)
  • Socks and underwear
  • Shoes (1)
  • Long fingered gloves (1) – something thin.
  • Rain jacket/wind shell (1) – something thin. Gore-tex isn’t necessary.
  • Pillow – a small favorite travel pillow
  • Headlamp – this is a must
  • Coffee mug or water bottle
  • Driver’s license and auto insurance card
  • Insurance card
  • Swimsuit
  • Cell phone and car charger
  • Watch with alarm
  • Camera
  • Toiletries (toothpaste, toothbrush, shaving supplies, lip balm)
  • Cash
  • Pocket Knife

If you have room with your crew, you might consider bringing a nice set of clothes for the Finish Celebration.

In general, you want to leave your duffel bag in one vehicle and in one place throughout the race. You should get at it to change clothes. You should bring a small bag, perhaps a waist pack to carry with you when you move to a Follow Vehicle.

To help get your packing started, the RAAM Store offers a Crew Kit. You get a

  • RAAM Large Duffel Bag
  • RAAM Fleece Jacket
  • RAAM T-shirt
  • RAAM Socks
  • RAAM Baseball hat
  • RAAM Water Bottle or Travel Coffee Mug
  • RAAM Sticker

Download the order form to pre-order the RAAM Crew Kit.

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